Shaping the Future of Aluminium in the Arab Region

The prominent ARABAL conference will unite the world’s leading aluminium companies and manufacturers. This year will focus on – Shaping the Future of Aluminium in the Arab Region.

ARABAL 2019 AGENDA:

PRE-CONFERENCE DAY – TUESDAY, 19 NOVEMBER 2019

10:00 – 13:00 ALBA plant visit *

 

16:00 – 18:00 Workshops

Workshop 1: Aluminium premiums – utilising independent reference prices (assessed by PRAs) and exchange-listed premiums contracts

Justin Yang, Senior Price Reporter, Fastmarkets
Yang Cao, Senior Analyst, Fastmarkets

 

Workshop 2: Safety in the aluminium industry

Alex Lowery, GM, Wisechem LLC

 

19:00 – 21:00 Canapé welcome reception

 

*Plant visit is by special registration only. Spaces are limited.

DAY 1 - WEDNESDAY, 20 NOVEMBER 2019

09:00 – 10:00 Registration and welcome coffee

 

10:00 – 11:00 OPENING CEREMONY

 

National Anthem

 

Quran

 

Opening Speech

Mohamed Al Naki, Chairman, ARABAL

 

ALBA Speech

Sh. Daij bin Salman bin Daij Al Khalifa, Chairman, Alba

 

Video to highlight the Prime Minister’s support to Alba

 

Award Ceremony

 

Official exhibition opening and ribbon cutting ceremony

 

11:00 – 12:00 SESSION 1: ARAB SMELTER PANEL – IMPACT OF CURRENT ECONOMIC CHALLENGES ON THE ALUMINIUM INDUSTRY

  • Arab aluminium smelters’ current position versus the world
  • Influencers on the value chain
  • View on current LME prices and premiums and other market forces
  • Impacts of USA and Europe aluminium taxation

Moderator: Chris Bayliss, Deputy Secretary General, International Aluminium Institute
Ali Al-Baqali, Acting CEO, Alba
Abdulla J M Kalban, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)
Ali Al-Qahtani, President, Ma’aden Aluminium

 

12:00 – 13:00 SESSION 2: PANEL DISCUSSION: OUTLOOK FOR THE GLOBAL ALUMINIUM INDUSTRY

  • Industry trends, opportunities, challenges and future predictions
  • The forces that will impact supply/demand from a global perspective
  • Raw materials – bauxite and alumina price outlook
  • Brexit and its tax implications

Moderator: Xinyue Zhang (Joyce), Associate Editor, Metals, S&P Global Platts
Paul Williams, Head of Analysis, Aluminium, Research Manager, CRU
Yang Cao, Senior Analyst, Fastmarkets
Peter Finnimore, CMO, South32

 

13:00 – 14:00 Networking lunch

 

14:00 – 15:00 SESSION 3: DEBATE: WAREHOUSING AND PRICE TRENDS – TODAY AND TOMORROW

  • Warehousing rules and updates
  • Is regulation the key to increase LME prices?
  • How indicative are LME prices for current and future performance?

Moderator: Justin Yang, Senior Price Reporter, Fastmarkets
Hugo Brodie, AVP, Responsible Sourcing, LME
Eoin Dinsmore, Research Manager, CRU
Xiao Fu, Head of Commodity Markets Strategy, BOCI Global Commodities

 

15:00 – 16:00 SESSION 4: BAHRAIN AFTER LINE 6 – GROWTH OF DOWNSTREAM AND ANTICIPATED CHALLENGES

  • Impact of Line 6 on the downstream in the economy in terms of employment & customer development
  • Trends and developments and the anticipated challenges
  • The role of technology and innovation in securing success

Moderator: Paul Williams, Head of Analysis, Aluminium, Research Manager, CRU
Khalid A. Latif, CMO, Alba
Khalid A. Monem, CEO, Alupco
Rashid Al Zayani, Director and Board Member, Midal Cables

 

16:00 – 17:00 SESSION 5: ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND ITS IMPACT ON ENERGY COSTS

  • Arab power managers to share the issues (existing and potential) and how to deal with it
  • Energy considerations and rising costs of power generation
  • The current use and potential of renewable energy

Moderator: Dr. Abdul Rahman Al Khalidi, CTO, GE
Amin Sultan, Chief Power Officer, Alba
John Lammas, CTO and VP Engineering, GE

 

17:00 – 17:15 Networking coffee break and close day 1

 

19:00 ARABAL Gala Dinner hosted by Alba

DAY 2 - THURSDAY, 21 NOVEMBER 2019

DAY 2, THURSDAY, 21 NOVEMBER 2019

 

08:30 – 09:00 Morning coffee

 

09:00 – 09:45 SESSION 6: INVESTING IN UPSTREAM: OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS

  • Bauxite availability and cost and its effect on the bottom line
  • Insights on the changing landscape for raw materials in light of the recent developments in the Alumina supply chain
  • Required steps to secure reliable upstream channels in the Arab region as a hub for aluminium production

Moderator: Eoin Dinsmore, Research Manager, CRU
Yousuf Bastaki, Executive Vice President, Upstream Operations, Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA)
Waleed Tamimi, Chief Administration & Supply Officer, Alba
Patrick Fordyce, VP Mine & Refinery, Ma’aden Aluminium

 

09:45 – 10:30 SESSION 7: THE USE OF ALUMINIUM FOR INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS AND ADVANCED APPLICATIONS

  • Aluminium as a substitute for other materials and vice versa – % use of aluminium vs alternative materials
  • Automotive – EU reduced emissions – laws and regulations and the need for lighter vehicles
  • Aluminium alloys in aerospace and its role in producing next generation aircraft

Moderator: Yang Cao, Senior Analyst, Fastmarkets
Bill Bihlman, President, Aerolytics LLC
Sergio Martinez, CEO, ESALROD and Deputy CEO, Aleastur Group
Senior Representative, Innoval Technology Limited

 

10:30 – 11:00 Networking coffee break

 

11:00 – 11:45 SESSION 8: PANEL DISCUSSION: ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY AND RECYCLING

  • Linking the current capabilities of the aluminium industry to sustainability targets
  • Maintaining compliance to environmental requirements and legislation
  • The role of R&D and advanced technologies in maintaining the bottom line and reducing waste, cost and overheads
  • The future of the circular economy – Innovations in recycling

Moderator: TBC
Marieke van der Mijn, ASI Director of Impacts and Partnerships, Aluminium Stewardship Initiative
Dr. Mohammed Bin Daina, CEO, Supreme Council for Environment (SCE)
Mohamed Khalil Saeed, Director of Safety, Alba
Engr. Salam Al Sharif, Chairman, Sharif Group

 

11:45 – 12:30 SESSION 9: SAFETY AS A DRIVER FOR GROWTH AND SUCCESS

  • The best practices/approaches to incorporate industrial health and safety as an instrument for success
  • Protecting individuals and tapping into the discretionary energy from teams towards securing more growth and success

Moderator: TBC

Dr. Abdulla Habib, COO, Alba
Alex Lowery, GM, Wisechem LLC
Agnello Borim, Chief Operating Officer, Sohar Aluminium
Harith Abdullah Al Sharif, Manager EHS, EHS – Refinery, Ma’aden Aluminium

 

12:30 – 13:00 Close of conference, summary and thanks

 

13:00 – 14:00 Networking lunch

 

15:30 ALBA plant visit *

 

*Plant visit is by special registration only. Spaces are limited.

DOWNLOAD ARABAL 2019 PROGRAMME

AGENDA

DAY ONE – 19 NOVEMBER 2019

  • Alba smelter visit
  • Pre-conference workshop
  • Welcome reception

 

DAY TWO – 20 NOVEMBER 2019

  • Opening ceremony
  • Conference day 1
  • Gala dinner

 

DAY THREE – 21 NOVEMBER 2019

  • Conference day 2

DELEGATE PRICES

  • $1,800 – early bird registration until 1 August
  • $2,000 – standard registration from 2 August until 15 September
  • $2,200– late registration from 16 September

 

This includes access to all conference sessions, functions, the exhibition and speaker presentations after the event.

CPD CERTIFIED

The ARABAL conference programme will be CPD certified. Anyone needing to prove continued professional development will be able claim CPD hours by attending the conference. Certificates will be available for all delegates that require them.

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CONTACT

For more information on the conference or the programme please contact Hejke Coetzee.

 

Hejke Coetzee
Head of Production
hejke@bme-global.com
+44 203 328 6520

ALBA SITE VISIT

Alba smelter site visit will take place in the morning of Tuesday, 19th November 2019.

 

The buses will be departing from the Gulf Hotel and other selected hotels at 10 am.

 

This site visit is free of charge for all conference delegates but spaces are limited to 75 only.

 

Pre-registration is mandatory and we will need to receive a copy of your valid ID/passport for submission to Alba security.

 

Kindly note that all pre-registrations for Alba smelter visit will close on 5th November 2019.

WHO ATTENDS?

ARABAL has grown with each event cycle and now attracts over 400 high level delegates from the whole spectrum of the aluminium industry (upstream, midstream and downstream).

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